Louise Eates

Hinshaw, Arthur Glenn and Ideal Studiosc. 1906

Museum of London

Museum of London
London, United Kingdom

Postcard with portrait of Louise M. Eates, drawn and signed by Glenn Hinshaw in 1906, produced as part of the women's pro-suffrage campaign. On the back is written 'Holloway Prisoner Louise M. Eates drawn by Glen Hinshaw = 1906'.
Louise Eates (1877-1944) was encouraged to become a suffragette by her husband, a GP. She was honorary secretary of the Investigation Committee of the Women's Industrial Council, helping to produce reports on women's trades. In 1906-07 Eates assisted with the formation of the Kensington branch of the Women's Social and Political Union, and became its secretary. It became one of the biggest and most active of the branches. In 1910 Eates worked as WSPU organiser for the Kensington (North) Division during the general election campaigm. In 1909 she was imprisoned in Holloway for taking part in a deputation in Parliament Square. Eates later joined the United Suffragists.


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